With the recent launch of Acabada ProActiveWear, CBD-infused textiles have come onto the market. The fabric treatment behind these textiles was developed by the supplier of specialty chemicals Devan Chemicals NV, Ronse/Belgium. The company launched its CBD (Cannabidiol) fabric treatment at Heimtextil 2019 in Frankfurt/Germany as part of their R-Vital range of microencapsulated active ingredients. The range contains active substances like Aloe Vera, Q10, Vitamin E, etc. with CBD being its latest addition.
Acabada ProActiveWear from Acabada Active, Roslyn, NY/USA, helps to fight soreness and promote healing. Each garment contains up to 25 g of zero-THC, lab-certified, 99.9% pure CBD, which will allow the benefits to last through 40 high-intensity wear and wash cycles. Through microencapsulation, CBD molecules are strategically infused into high-performance fabrics by wrapping microscopic droplets of zero-THC, hemp-derived CBD with a protective coating. Strategically placed within the garments to align with muscle groups, the microcapsules gradually open over time as each layer meets with friction from the skin. When the individual capsules break open, the CBD is released and trans-dermally absorbed, where it interacts with the body's endocannabinoid system (ECS) to help regulate and reduce pain and inflammation caused by physical activities.
As customers approach 40 wears and washes, they can choose to sustainably recycle their CBD-infused garments through Acabada's upcycling program, where the fabrics will be repurposed where needed as commercial materials.
Devan is currently in close cooperation with other companies to develop more CBD-infused products including home textiles such as pillows, bed sheets and sleepwear.